The Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club Wedding

What a wedding to kick off my 2019 wedding season! Courtney and Jack were had a stunning romantic wedding at The Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club this May. After meeting at Clemson during a Senior Walk Bar Crawl, the two reconnected at a homecoming football game and Jack decided to ask Courtney out for real. Courtney told me after their first date, she knew her life had changed forever! Before they knew it, they were officially an item. Every year Courtney and Jack celebrated their anniversary with a photo at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree – and on their five year anniversary, the two decided to take the day off of work to celebrate together. Courtney said all that she wanted to do was get their photo done but Jack had something else in mind! With the snow falling and during a surprise carriage ride through Central Park, Jack popped the question. Courtney and Jack celebrated their engagement with their families at the Tavern on the Green and began planning their spring wedding once the holidays finished!

This sweet couple knew they wanted their wedding venue to have water views. They fell in love with The Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club as soon as they drove up – knowing it felt like them and was filled with the views they desired.  With inspiration from all around them, Courtney and Jack planned a classic wedding day filled with midnight blue and ivory details. While planning, the two made sure to include lots of nods to what makes them and their relationship special, including a custom Clemson Tiger themed cake topper! Courtney and Jack also took dance lessons so they had a fun choreographed routine for their first dance as husband and wife! Wait till you see their dip in the photos! Their whole day was definitely as fun as they are!

My favorite part of the day was when the Clemson Tiger came into the wedding reception and surprised Courtney and Jack! They had NO idea he was coming to their special day so it was a great way to celebrate with all their family and friends!! What was even more special was that it was Jack’s Uncle in the tiger suit (thanks to Jack’s dad who is also an alumni of the school!). What a fantastic way to end this incredible celebration!  Courtney and Jack, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day - I wish you two the best in life and marriage!

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Vendors

Ceremony Venue | The Church of the Nativity

Reception Venue | The Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club

Bride’s Attire | Anne Barge

Bride’s Shoes | Kate Spade

Groom & Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux

Florist | Sunset Florist

Jewelry | David S. Diamonds

Entertainment | The Nines

Videographer | Reggio Productions

Bridesmaids’ Attire | Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids

Paper Goods | Reaves Engraving

Hair | Rouge Salon

Make Up Artist | Makeup by Eva

Bakery | Ye Olde Pie Shoppe

Italy Honeymoon with Destination Wedding Photographer

Blogging about our amazing honeymoon in Italy is making me so happy! We had an amazing trip last August to celebrate getting married and it was the trip of a lifetime for sure! We love to travel together and always wanted to go to Italy and knew we had to save this trip for our honeymoon. We got to explore so many places in Italy that we had only dreamed of seeing and felt so lucky. Lou and I had an incredible time and we hope some of our experiences help you plan a great trip to Italy, too! A huge shout out to my friend and our travel planner, Mallory Weiss Planning for helping us create such a wonderful itinerary!

Florence

After a long flight and train ride from Rome to Florence. we were ready to eat, drink and explore the city! While we were there, we actually wound up watching the Medicis series on Netflix, which was awesome because it was all about the history of Florence. While we were there, we did all of the touristy stuff. We went to the Ponte Vecchio bridge where they sell tons of amazing gold jewelry and had beautiful views. We saw the infamous David statue, the Duomo, thousand year old churches, shopping markets and the Medici castles, chapels and crpyts (how could we miss that after watching the show?).

One of our favorite meals was the blueberry steak from Acqua Al 2, and we found a bakery, called Starbene Senza Glutine, down the street from our hotel with a TON of amazing gluten free goodies. They even had gluten free crescents which I’ve never had before and they were SO good. La Gisotra was another one of our favorite restaurants where they just kept sending food and prosecco out because we were celebrating our honeymoon! How amazing is that!

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Tuscany

While we were in Florence, we also did a wine tour over in Tuscany. We went to 2 Chianti vineyards for a tour and tasting (my new favorite wine) and explored a downtown where we had our favorite margarita pizza. I mean we didn’t have a bad meal while we there but this was by far our favorite pizza we had on the trip. The wine was so good and you can’t even begin to believe how incredible the views were! Ever seen the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, yup, it was just like that!

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Rome

I thought we walked a lot in Florence, nope! We walked a ton in Rome but there was a lot more ground to cover, so we did take a few cabs here and there. Walking the streets of Rome is the best way to see the city. There are so many historical places, church and ruins to see so by foot is definitely the way to go. We saw the Colosseum (on the first Sunday of the month admission is free!), the Pantheon and the Vatican (I think our favorite place to see). After years of Catholic school for both Lou and I, seeing so much of what learned in person was amazing. I did get a photo in the Sistine Chapel and got angrily tapped on the shoulder by a guard because I was not aware that it is not permitted. Oops!

Our favorite area of Rome was Traverse. It is located south of Vatican City and we went a few times for dinner, and of course, gelato! The cobble stone streets were filled with life- restaurants, bars, shops, people dancing and creating art. Such an incredible area to be in. As we waited for our table at Grazia y Graziella, we sipped on prosecco and people watched all around us! We also found a tiny little gelato shop that happen to serve gluten free waffle cones topped with pistachio and hazelnut gelato. I still dream about it. I was shockingly surprised with how gluten free friendly Italy was, especially in Florence and Rome.

Our trip took place in the heart of the summer so it was definitely hot but good thing Italy has some amazing drinks to cool down with - I highly recommend an Aperol spritz and Apertivo! Although food everywhere is pretty good, it’s also really easy to get stuck in a few tourist traps.  To be honest though, even the food there was pretty good!

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Positano & Capri


After a week or so of exploring, eating, sweating most of the day and seeing as many touristy spots as we could in Rome and Florence, we were ready for a few days of relaxation. We spent the last 5 days of our trip in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, which was definitely our favorite part of the trip. I’ve dreamed about seeing the infamous Amalfi Coast view with all the colorful buildings along the hilll top.

We took a boat to the island of Capri which was filled with all of the most exclusive shops and infamous Blue Lagoon. As we were squeezed into a tiny boat with our italian singing rower, the blue lagoon was terrifying to get in and out of but absolutely beautiful. I did not have any idea of what to expect but I did not know the hole to get into the lagoon is so small! Everyone had to lie down inside the row boat with the rower laying on top of me as he pulled the boat in as the tide went in and out. 

Positano is not a big as Rome and Florence but boy, does it have hills!! All the streets are one way so unless you are an impeccable driver or from the area, I suggest not taking a car there. Just save yourself the stress because walking the streets to see the shops, restaurants and views is worth the workout up the hills. We went to the beach, sat poolside on the cliffside with the most amazing view in Positano and enjoyed relaxing the “art of doing nothing” (yes, from the movie Eat Pray Love).

We went to La Tagliatelle restaurant, which was a short shuttle ride to the top of the cliffside. This restaurant was a bit different! There was no menu! They just serve you whats fresh that night. Trust me, it’s more than enough food and the views are impeccable. We had tons of pizza, pasta, wine, and of course my new favorite drink- aperol spritz! Thankfully Italy was very gluten- free friendly but I did indulge a little here and there! I mean, it’s Italy of course I’m going to have a good old fashioned Margherita pizza and homemade pasta! And it was so worth it!

Our favorite part of Positano, besides the beach of course, was the cooking class we took. We cooked in the actual restaurant with this little Italian woman chef and we made everything from scratch! We made raviolis, fish, fettuccini, gluten free almond cookies and my favorite, ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers. Luckily we got to drink wine while we cooked which made it even better.

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While we were in Positano, we took a trip to Capri and saw the infamous Blue Lagoon! As we were squeezed into a tiny boat with our Italian singing rower, I had no idea what to expect. It turns out the Blue Lagoon was terrifying to get in and out of but absolutely beautiful. In case you didn’t know, like I didn’t, the hole to get into the lagoon is so small! Everyone had to lie down inside the row boat and the rower laid on top of me as he pulled the boat into the lagoon as the tide went in and out. It was kinda crazy but worth it!!

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Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography
Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography
Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography

Our favorite part of Positano (besides the beach, duh!) was the cooking class we took at Ristorante il Ritrovo! We cooked in the actual restaurant with this sweet little Italian woman who owned the restaurant and her nephew. We made everything from scratch during the class, it was amazing!! We made raviolis, fish, fettuccini, gluten free almond cookies and my favorite, ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers. It was so much fun and we learned a ton!

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Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography
Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography
Ashley Mac Photographs | Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy wedding photographer | Europe Wedding photographer | destination weddings, destination wedding photos, destination photography

Our trip was truly amazing and I know both of us would love to go back, especially to Positano! Maybe we’ll head back for our 5 or 10 year anniversary….

Best of 2018 Weddings with New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Yeah I know, it’s almost February but it’s never too late to post the best of anything!

2018 has been an amazing year both professionally and personally, and I am so thankful to each and every one of the incredible couples I worked with this year. I’m thankful to them for letting me be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives and for trusting me so completely to capture these precious and once-in-a-lifetime memories. After getting married myself this year, I get it! You literally want photos of everything and everyone!! haha I mean how often do you get to look as awesome as you do on your wedding day surrounded by all your favorite people! I don’t take my job as a wedding photographer lightly and I hope that my clients can feel that. What I do is so special and I am genuinely happy for my clients of their wedding days. I’m definitely not a lovely dovey, shows a lot of emotion type of person. For those who really know me, will definitely agree but somehow one of the most emotional days of a persons life happens to be what I love to document.

This year, I worked with over 20 couples in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and even flew to Florida. I met some incredible bridesmaids, groomsmen and families throughout the year. I was amazed by the unique weddings my couples (and their planners!) pulled together - the details on so many of my weddings this year were just jaw dropping! Ashley Mac brides and grooms had ceremonies indoors and out, gorgeous modern decor, vintage cars, dog ring bearers, sang with the bands, etc.. But I loved that every wedding I photographed this year reflected on the couple, celebrating their day perfectly! One couple incorporated their love of Harry Potter, another had their bridesmaids in ALL white, a bride wore suede boots with her dress, groom wore game of thrones socks, and that’s just a few off the type of my head. Clearly I remember these in particular because I own about 10 pairs of boots, I love white everything, my dog was my flower girl and yes, I love Game of Thrones and Harry Potter!

I don’t know if it was just because I also got married this year or what, but I felt so connected to my brides - and that’s an amazing job perk! I guess being on the other side of things shows you a new perspective, in a good way.

To each of my 2018 couples, I hope you know how much I truly loved being a part of your day and you enjoy taking a quick look back at my 2018 weddings (cause you’ll be in it)! Oh and make sure you don’t miss my behind the scenes post from my 2018 wedding season here! (You might see your wedding day there as well)

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Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Florida Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Florida Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Florida Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
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Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs
Winter Wedding day photographed by New Jersey and destination wedding photographer Ashley Mac Photographs

Behind the Scenes 2018 with Ashley Mac Photographs

It’s crazy to think that we’re already halfway through January… of 2019! Is it just me or did 2018 fly by? I don’t know if it was because of my own wedding or all of the beautiful ones I had the privilege of capturing and being a part of it, but I can’t believe 2018 is over! While my couple’s wedding days are always incredible, I manage to crack myself up throughout the year as I go through photos because the teams I work with are just hilarious and like to have fun! They always capture some great shots of what it’s like behind the scenes of your photography team on your wedding day. Trust me, it’s pretty funny!

It’s definitely one of my favorite posts to share with everyone. This year, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite moments from behind the scenes on my wedding days!

Lou and I woke up to photograph a sunrise engagement session in downtown Washington D.C. From the photo I am sure you can see it was pretty cold… but he was a trooper. In fact, he was a trooper most of my wedding season - including our destination wedding in Florida, where he’s holding some beautiful bouquets (and my camera equipment in 90 degrees).

Lou and I woke up to photograph a sunrise engagement session in downtown Washington D.C. From the photo I am sure you can see it was pretty cold… but he was a trooper. In fact, he was a trooper most of my wedding season - including our destination wedding in Florida, where he’s holding some beautiful bouquets (and my camera equipment in 90 degrees).

Always gotta fix a bride’s dress and hair, am I right?!

Always gotta fix a bride’s dress and hair, am I right?!

Always testing light to make sure we get the perfect shot! during the reception. Test photos can be scary, but you’ll see in the post how much Amanda loves them!

Always testing light to make sure we get the perfect shot! during the reception. Test photos can be scary, but you’ll see in the post how much Amanda loves them!

People always ask me for tips on being a wedding photographer. Pro Tip #1: To be a wedding photographer it definitely helps to know how to pin a boutonnière.

People always ask me for tips on being a wedding photographer. Pro Tip #1: To be a wedding photographer it definitely helps to know how to pin a boutonnière.

Paparazzi in the church taking photos of each other!!

Paparazzi in the church taking photos of each other!!

Just a normal day in the office: carrying the wedding dress and cleaning the brides feet from sand!

Just a normal day in the office: carrying the wedding dress and cleaning the brides feet from sand!

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The bridal party had some fans that day: the Red Bank Police Department!!

The bridal party had some fans that day: the Red Bank Police Department!!

Pro Tip #2: Stay hydrated! I drink so much water on wedding days! Well… that, and diet cokes. Which I only drink on wedding days, funnily enough…

Pro Tip #2: Stay hydrated! I drink so much water on wedding days! Well… that, and diet cokes. Which I only drink on wedding days, funnily enough…

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Creeping on the reception…. and getting creative with our posing!

Creeping on the reception…. and getting creative with our posing!

Even I’m impressed with how nice my braid looks here! My hair in some sort of braid is definitely my go to on hot wedding days!

Even I’m impressed with how nice my braid looks here! My hair in some sort of braid is definitely my go to on hot wedding days!

Always testing light…

Always testing light…

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You know just hiding in the bushes and playing peek a boo before the ceremony starts… totally normal.

You know just hiding in the bushes and playing peek a boo before the ceremony starts… totally normal.

Posing for the camera!!

Posing for the camera!!

Milena & Dalwin’s wedding was a week before my own! I can see I don’t have my wedding band on yet while I show them how to pose ; )

Milena & Dalwin’s wedding was a week before my own! I can see I don’t have my wedding band on yet while I show them how to pose ; )

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I love when the kiddos want to help out! This ring bearer was on the run until my assistant Kristen caught him! And then… while putting together my detail shots, both of the flower girls loved watching me set everything up. The one said to her mother “I want my wedding to be exactly like this wedding when I get married!” It melted my heart!!!

I love when the kiddos want to help out! This ring bearer was on the run until my assistant Kristen caught him! And then… while putting together my detail shots, both of the flower girls loved watching me set everything up. The one said to her mother “I want my wedding to be exactly like this wedding when I get married!” It melted my heart!!!

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I’m not sure if Lou and this sweet grandma are chatting it up… or, maybe she just photobombed my test shot! Haha! Either way I love it.

I’m not sure if Lou and this sweet grandma are chatting it up… or, maybe she just photobombed my test shot! Haha! Either way I love it.

I don’t trust just anyone to hold my camera, but I guess it’s okay when the groom is a photographer too!

I don’t trust just anyone to hold my camera, but I guess it’s okay when the groom is a photographer too!

I can neither confirm nor deny that I wasn’t taking a quick nap there…

I can neither confirm nor deny that I wasn’t taking a quick nap there…

Jane strutting her stuff… in the church!

Jane strutting her stuff… in the church!

Having a mint? Having a conversation? Who knows?!

Having a mint? Having a conversation? Who knows?!

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Seriously, the cutest flower girl!

Seriously, the cutest flower girl!

Sand is hard enough to walk on without camera gear strapped to me!! Not the most flattering.

Sand is hard enough to walk on without camera gear strapped to me!! Not the most flattering.

Casually hiding mics for the ceremony

Casually hiding mics for the ceremony

Beach hair, don’t care! Not my best wedding bun… but on a beach, who cares?!

Beach hair, don’t care! Not my best wedding bun… but on a beach, who cares?!

Pro Tip #3: Invest in a dress hook! It will change your life. And Pro Tip #4: Hiding under a veil on the boardwalk is probably not going to keep you super warm…

Pro Tip #3: Invest in a dress hook! It will change your life. And Pro Tip #4: Hiding under a veil on the boardwalk is probably not going to keep you super warm…